|Frequently Asked Questions
Do you vaccinate your kittens?
Not only are they given the state required vaccinations administered
by a licensed veterinarian, they receive completed signed health
certifications which includes multiple vaccines, fecal test, ear mite
screening, physical exam, and additionally includes multiple blood
tests that are not required by law yet. My kittens are from genetically
tested parents who have also gone through my health certification
requirements above and also have had multiple blood tests.
It has recently come to my attention there are some Florida
TICA and CFA registered breeders that are NOT vaccinating
their kittens whatsoever! Not only does this pose certain
health risks to your feline and also to yourself, but it is illegal in
the State of Florida not to have certain vaccinations.
Additionally some of these Florida registered TICA and CFA
breeders are not getting Florida State Health Certificates which
is illegal as well.
Genuine Ragdolls are known for their tolerant attitudes with other
animals and especially children and many will allow themselves to be
dressed in doll clothes and carried around by youngsters with
absolutely no resistance. Genuine Ragdolls are often compared to
dogs because of their friendliness and intelligence and some of mine
have even been taught to play fetch and are frequently called puppy
Genuine Ragdolls are very low maintenance Their silky coat requires
little routine grooming. While it is recommended it should be brushed
or combed once a week with a steel comb to remove dead hair from
their coats and separate any tangles, here where I live I find once a
month is plenty and their easy going disposition makes it no problem
to do and most enjoy it. During shedding season (if you have one)
watch for some tangles under the armpits.
Why do you keep calling them "Genuine Ragdolls"?
When I decided to breed them and went to find my male years ago I
encountered numerous scams to rip me off, and I was very unhappy
with the quality of what I found within a few hours of my home in
Florida.I drove four hours to a "Ragdoll Breeder" near Miami who had
advertised TICA and CFA registered parents and pedigreed. When I
got there she had no Ragdoll registration and no Ragdoll pedigree to
show for the parents for any of her Ragdoll cats or kittens and - they
just did not act or look right as they were all hiding! The end result of
the visit was she had a TICA Registered and Pedigreed Siamese and
a Persian she had bred and was calling them Ragdolls. Neither of the
parents had the disposition nor the temperament of my Ragdoll girls.
Forget about my belly rub test, I couldn't even get the parents to
come out from under the furniture! Long story short I flew back to
Delaware where my Supreme Grand Champion line females came
from to get my first male. Also please be careful as this breed of
feline has a lot of scammers who will sell them in the under $1000
price range who will get your deposit stealing your money, deliver
nothing and disappear.
Why would I want a kitten that comes from show excellent
quality lines if I am not planning to be showing it or breeding?
I personally do not show our kittens however I appreciate the
superior genetics of the show lines. Please understand you should
get a much better quality bred kitten genetically with a breeder who
has top quality lines in their five generation pedigree. A 15-20+ year
life span should be typical - not the exception. Over the lifetime of
the kitten, the better quality is the better bargain.